Highlights

  • Prime Video has made a straight-to-series order for Noir, the live-action spin-off of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
  • Nicolas Cage is set to reprise his role as Spider-Man Noir.
  • Noir will be produced by Prime Video in conjunction with MGM+

Prime Video has announced a series order for Noir, the live-action spin-off of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But it gets better, True Believers: the series will feature Nicolas Cage reprising the role of “Spider-Man Noir,” the ever-popular milk cream-swilling, Nazi-punching variant of Peter Parker.

Spider-Man Noir

Spider-Man Noir originally appeared in 2008’s Spider-Man Noir #1. The issue was written by David Hine with Fabrice Sapolsky, with art by Carmine Di Giandomenico, lettering by Artmonkeys Studios, and a main cover by Patrick Zircher. Set in Great Depression-era New York City, this series followed a variant of Peter Parker who was a private detective.  

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But Spider-Man Noir wasn’t the only “Noir” title published by Marvel Comics at the time. Others included X-Men Noir and Luke Cage Noir. However, the Noir incarnation of Parker proved especially enduring. Just a few months after the original four-issue series concluded, a four-issue sequel series, Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face was published. From there, the hero went on to appear in comic crossover events like Spider-Verse and Spider-Geddon. He also played a supporting role in the 2015 comic series Web Warriors

Nicolas Cage headshot. Text: MGM+ and Prime Video order Noir to series, based on the Marvel Comic Spider-Man Noir, starring Nicolas Cage.

Source: Prime Video Twitter account.

Furthermore, the character continues to enjoy ongoing publication at Marvel Comics. In 2020, another five-issue run of the hero’s self-titled series was published. In 2022, he appeared in several episodes of the Spider-Verse Unlimited Infinity Comic on Marvel Unlimited. Naturally, his popularity received a huge boost from his onscreen appearance in Into the Spider-Verse. And while he only appeared in a non-speaking cameo in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a larger role was teased for Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

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Noir will be produced by Prime Video in conjunction with MGM+.  But will you be streaming the series when it arrives? Be sure and let us know what you’re thinking about the latest edition to the ever-widening Spider-Verse.

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